This same Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) with deformed baleen was seen last Fall feeding on northern anchovies (Engraulis mordax). See http://www.condorexpressphotos.com/Other/2011-10-30-SB-Channel. In this photograph, you can see the little red krill (Thysanoessa spinifera) stuck in the baleen and also leaping out of the water as the lower jaw engulfs them. By the way, we now have empirical evidence that this individual eats both anchovies and krill.
Image 1 of 2 in a sequence: A Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) surfaces and spouts right next to the Condor Express. The large pectoral fins can just barely be seen under the water. The cetacean lovers on the rail got a very close look.